Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet the Florist | Jenna Sprengel of Avant Gardenia

Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely weekend. Time for me to update you on Kaitlyn and Mike's painting and to introduce you to the creator of this fabulous bouquet.

Now on to Jenna Sprengel of Avant Gardenia. I have so much to say about this talented artist. She is amazingly kind, generous, and supportive....I wouldn't have this painting without her referral. The work she creates is made with incredible perfection and skill with an eye for the most perfect compositions and materials. I've had the joy of working with her on a couple of weddings, and I am always in awe of the work she produces. Jenna is also incredibly humble....this girl designs and puts most of her creations together solo and has recently had the honor of doing the florals for Jenny McCarthy's Dancing With the Stars charity event.  This girl has skills and a heart of gold to match it.  Love her!

1.  How long have you been in business?
I have "officially" been in business for 4 years.

2.  Gotta ask...what’s your favorite flower?
Favorite flower is a peony- any color. Love.

3.  Toot your own horn....what’s your specialty?
My specialty is mixing decorative items with floral to enhance the look. 

4.  What would be your dream creation?
Dream creation.... an event with thousands and thousands of peonies- it would look and smell divine. 

5.  Craziest request you’ve had?
No crazy requests (yet). :)

6.  What do you like about working in the wedding industry?
The thing I like about working in the wedding industry is that I get to be a part of someone's most important and happiest day to that point in their lives. And I get to decorate it and translate their style through floral, which I think is so amazing and the best career ever!

7.  What is something you wish your clients knew about your job?
I can't tell you how many times I hear "Oh, it must be so relaxing to work with flowers". No! One thing I wish my clients knew about my job is how stressful, time consuming, and physically demanding it is. 

8.  When you are not working, what are you up to?
When I am not working (rare), I love to golf, hang with my 2 schnauzers, Wrigley and Groucho, or enjoy a night out with my fabulous man.

9.  Anything new and exciting coming up that we should know about? (either professionally or personally)
(Nothing new or exciting) :( Just trying to make it through this wedding season!

These are some of the pics I have taken at the weddings I've worked with Jenna, but definitely check out her website for many more amazing pieces.  Thank you Jenna for being so wonderful to work with!!!

Avant Gardenia
Jenna Sprengel


  1. The painting is absolutely gorgeous and you and Jenna are both true artists! And so wonderful to talk to and work with.

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